Happy Sunday 🙂

Happy Sunday friends, hope everyone enjoyed the weekend!

I’ve been under the weather with a respiratory infection and it has taken all the life out of me!🥺😷

I’m feeling a bit better today as I get ready for worship this morning!

Our church has decided to commit to the Daniels Fast for the next 21 days and I have decided to join in!

There are so many reasons why I feel I need to get closer to God!

Have any of you fasted before?

Did you do it alone or with a church?

I have fasted for Lent but never like this before so wish me luck!☺️

In the meantime, as I was researching this fast I came across some of the benefits that may help me as well:

Mental & Emotional Benefits of Fasting

Fasting benefits are different from person to person, but the following have been known to occur: (8)

❗️Fasting relieves anxiety and nervousness

❗️Fasting can increase peace and shalom

❗️Fasting clears your mind of negative thoughts and feelings

❗️Fasting can help heal relationships in your life that have been stressful

❗️Fasting decreases brain fog

❗️Fasting helps increase your ability to trust God

❗️Fasting clears out toxins that can make you feel sluggish or depressed

As I was researching my fast, I came across this 👆🏾thought you all would like to see the benefits of the fast!!!

Olivia

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Just a little reminder 👇🏾🙏🏾

Psalm 119:114: “You are my refuge and my shield. I have put my hope in your Word.” God is in your corner despite the world falling apart around you. He will never leave your side because he is your protector. Trust in God to keep you safe and know that he will help you pick up the pieces in your life. Be hopeful in God and he will bring you the hope and ability to get through what may seem like the end. God is and always will be your light and hope.

Just in case someone needing reassuring tonight! You are not alone!

Olivia🙏🏾

10 Journal Prayer Prompts

After my baptism last week, I decided it was finally time to go all in on this new relationship with God.

I decided to create a prayer journal to get closer to God, it would give me a chance to better learn scripture and apply them to my life now.

After dealing with depression and my son going to prison, there were a lot of things I blamed God for.

I no longer want to be angry with Him, I want to understand more why He allows suffering.

Why things end up the way they do when we don’t pray.

So many questions….🙋🏽‍♀️

Join me as I learn more about faith and God!

Download this printable pdf to get your started👇🏾

Olivia🙏🏾

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1K5qKMhOWTmkm_UwXmNYPj_Gb7idcy9m6

If You’re Feeling Discouraged!!

“Lord, grant me tenacious winsome courage as I go through this day. When I am tempted to give up, help me to keep going. Grant me a cheerful spirit when things don’t go my way. And give me courage to do whatever needs to be done. In Jesus’ name, Amen.”

– Dr. Ray Pritchard

“For God did not give us a spirit of timidity, but a spirit of power, of love and self-discipline.” 2 Timothy 1:7

Sunday Prayer for My Son

A prayer for protection over your son

Lord, I pray Your emotional, physical, and spiritual protection over my son. Keep evil far from him, and help him to trust You as his refuge and strength. I pray You will guard his mind from harmful instruction, and grant him discernment to recognize truth. I pray You will make him strong and courageous in the presence of danger, recognizing that You have overcome and will set right all injustice and wrong one day. Help him to find rest in Your shadow, as he lives in the spiritual shelter You provide for him. Let him know that the only safe place is in Jesus,and that his home on earth is only temporary.

~ Rebecca Barlow Jordan

Rainy Days…make me blue!

Good morning again, woke back up to rain pouring down outside and then I get caught in it. I absolutely hate the rain, much less driving in it. I’m already feeling some type of way today, now getting in that car going across the interstate is going to send me into complete panic mode. Ya’ll should know by now, that rain on the interstate is one of my biggest fears, besides them damn lizards! Lol I just don’t understand their existence. Any who, I’m about to shower and make my way across town, please say a little prayer for my safety…..chat soon!

Ms. Fran

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